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Investment Strategy

Target-date funds are dangerously misused: survey

New research from the US shows that a high proportion of both pension fund sponsors and individual investors are misusing target-date funds, which is likely to lead to suboptimal investment outcomes. The research, by global manager Janus Capital in association with a magazine company and a research group, shows that investor education is particularly inadequate […]
Industry View

Dear Jeremy: make profit-to-members the default

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has submitted to the Cooper Review that all default superannuation funds should be managed under the not-for-profit governance model. AIST CEO, FIONA REYNOLDS, here argues why that should be the case, acknowledging a few areas where the model itself could be improved along the way.
Industry View

Dear Jeremy: make profit-to-members the default

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has submitted to the Cooper Review that all default superannuation funds should be managed under the not-for-profit governance model. AIST CEO, FIONA REYNOLDS, here argues why that should be the case, acknowledging a few areas where the model itself could be improved along the way.
Investment Strategy

Bad communication drives super fund churn – survey

More super fund members are considering switching funds – without consulting a financial planner – as the market downturn eroded trust in fund managers, according to a new survey. Investors are mostly dissatisfied with not getting enough information about costs associated with their super and about the future direction from managers through their regular statements […]
Investment Strategy

Bad communication drives super fund churn – survey

More super fund members are considering switching funds – without consulting a financial planner – as the market downturn eroded trust in fund managers, according to a new survey. Investors are mostly dissatisfied with not getting enough information about costs associated with their super and about the future direction from managers through their regular statements […]
Investment Strategy

JANA halves hedge fund fees, reins in risk with managed accounts

JANA Investment Advisers believes identifying the beta drivers in hedge fund returns has enabled it to halve fees in the notoriously expensive asset class, as the consultant recommended clients allocate as much as 15 per cent of their portfolios to the strategies. Michael O’Dea, portfolio manager of JANA’s Triplepoint hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoFs), said investors […]
Investment Strategy

JANA halves hedge fund fees, reins in risk with managed accounts

JANA Investment Advisers believes identifying the beta drivers in hedge fund returns has enabled it to halve fees in the notoriously expensive asset class, as the consultant recommended clients allocate as much as 15 per cent of their portfolios to the strategies. Michael O’Dea, portfolio manager of JANA’s Triplepoint hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoFs), said investors […]
Investment Strategy

Big global equities surge at Future Fund

The Future Fund’s exposure to global equities surged by nearly 50 per cent in the September quarter, with the $60 billion-plus fund also seizing opportunities in debt securities and property as the proceeds from the Telstra sell-down and a reduction in cash holdings were spent.
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